Terms and Conditions

ARCHTI Terms and Conditions of use of Website

The purpose of the Association of Registered Complementary Health Therapists of Ireland (hereinafter called ARCHTI) website ("the Site") is to provide you with information, services and facilities about Practitioners and Training Providers of complementary health therapies and related subjects. By accessing any of the pages on the Site and/or using any of the services available on the Site you agree to comply with the Terms & Conditions set out below.  ARCHTI may modify or terminate any facilities and/or services offered through this website from time to time, for any reason and without notice, and without liability to you, any other user or any third party.

If you do not agree with these Terms & Conditions do not make any use of the Site and leave it immediately.

1. Introduction

1.1 The Site is owned and operated by the Association of Registered Complementary Health Therapists of Ireland (ARCHTI). References to “we”, “us” and “our” should be construed as references to ARCHTI.
1.2 We have taken care in the preparation of the Site. However, as certain technical matters may be beyond our control, we cannot guarantee that you will have uninterrupted access to the Site at all times.

 2. Use of Content

2.1 All copyright and all other intellectual property rights (including, but not limited to, copyright) in all text, images, sound, software, service marks, logos and other materials on the pages of the Site ("the Content") are owned by ARCHTI, or are reproduced on the Site with permission of the relevant rights owner.

2.2 The Content may not be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means without the express prior written consent of ARCHTI except as stated at 2.3 below.

2.3 You may read, view, print, download and (where appropriate) listen to the Content of an individual page for private and personal non-commercial use only provided that all copyright, trade mark and other proprietary notices contained in the original Content on any copy of such Content is retained, but you may not copy electronically or otherwise any of the Content and you may not re-copy or further distribute, sell, publish or transmit any part of the Content by electronic or any other means.

2.4 The names, images and logos identifying ARCHTI, its projects, products and services (including, but not limited to, the names “ARCHTI” and the “Association of Registered Complementary Health Therapists of Ireland”), or those of third parties, are the proprietary marks of ARCHTI, and/or may be the proprietary marks of third parties. Any use made of these marks may be an infringement of rights in those marks and ARCHTI reserves all rights to enforce such rights that it might have.

2.5 You agree not to sell, resell, supply or otherwise make the Content or extracts or other information derived thereof available in any manner or on any media whatsoever to any third party without the express prior written consent of ARCHTI.

 3. Warranties and Liability

3.1 Your use of the Site is at your sole risk. The Content has been included in good faith and is only for your general information and is for non-commercial use. In particular, the Content does not constitute any form of advice, recommendation or arrangement by ARCHTI and is not intended to be relied upon by users in making (or refraining from making) any specific decisions or to be a substitute for obtaining professional and/or medical advice. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CHECKING THE ACCURACY OF RELEVANT FACTS AND OPINIONS GIVEN ON THE SITE BEFORE ENTERING INTO ANY COMMITMENT OR TAKING ANY OTHER FORM OF ACTION OR INACTION BASED UPON THEM. All conditions, warranties, terms and undertakings express or implied statutory or otherwise in respect of the provision of the Content and the Site are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

3.2 The Content may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. ARCHTI makes no representations about the reliability, availability, timeliness and accuracy of the Content. ARCHTI does not warrant that the Site will be free of viruses or other harmful components.

3.3 The Site contains links to other websites ("Third Party Sites"). ARCHTI neither endorses nor takes responsibility for the availability or content of Third Party Sites and will not be a party to, or in any way responsible for, any transaction concerning goods or services available from such Third Party Sites. If you decide to use these links to access Third Party Sites you do so entirely at your own risk.

3.4 Save as expressly provided for in these Terms & Conditions, ARCHTI shall not be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage (including, without limit, loss of property or profit, business revenue or opportunity or anticipated savings and loss of or damage to any data) or for any costs, claims or demands of any nature whatsoever arising directly or indirectly out of the use of or access to the Site.

3.5 You agree to indemnify and hold ARCHTI and its officers, employees and agents harmless from any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising from your use of the Site.

 4. Privacy Policy – ARCHTI 

4.1. Introduction

We at the Association of Registered Complementary Health Therapists of Ireland (hereinafter called ARCHTI) respect your right to privacy and comply with our obligations under the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2002. The purpose of this Website Privacy Policy is to outline how we deal with any personal data you provide to us while visiting this website. Naturally, if you are not happy with this Website Privacy Policy you should not use this website.
By visiting this website, you are accepting the terms of this Website Privacy Policy. Any external links to other websites are clearly identifiable as such, and we are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of these other websites.

4.2. Types of Information Collected

We retain two types of information:

• "Personal Data"

This is data that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you and may include your name, address, email address, user IP addresses in circumstances where they have not been deleted, clipped or anonymised, landline and mobile telephone number. Such information is only collected from you if you voluntarily submit it to us. We do not store your date of birth or bank account numbers or credit/debit card information as payments made on this Site are made through our payment solutions provider, PayPal. You will be providing credit or debit card information directly to PayPal which operates a secure server to process payment details, encrypting your credit/debit card information and authorising payment. Information which you supply to PayPal is not within our control and is subject to PayPal's own privacy policy and terms and conditions, (Click here to go to Paypals Privacy Policy on their website).

• "Non-Personal Data"

Like most websites, we gather statistical and other analytical information collected on an aggregate basis of all visitors to our website. This Non-Personal Data comprises information that cannot be used to identify or contact you, such as demographic information regarding, for example, user IP addresses where they have been clipped or anonymised, browser types and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of our website.

4.3. Purposes for which we hold your Information

• Non-Personal Data:

We use the Non-Personal Data gathered from visitors to our website in an aggregate form to get a better understanding of where our visitors come from and to help us better design and organise our website.

• Cookies

This website uses "cookie" technology.
What are 'cookies'?
Cookies are text files stored in your internet browser e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox and Safari. At the request of our server they act as memory files, enabling websites to tailor content to your user preferences. Our cookies are not available to other websites. This website will send a session cookie to your computer to store your preferences during your visit. Once you log out or close your browser software this cookie expires and no longer has any effect. You are always free to decline our cookies, if your browser permits, or to ask your browser to indicate when a cookie is being sent. You can also delete cookie files from your computer at your discretion. Note that if you decline our cookies or ask for notification each time a cookie is being sent, this may affect your ease of use of this website.

How does ARCHTI use cookies?

By visiting the ARCHTI website, cookies will be generated to monitor website performance. Every time you visit the ARCHTI Website, a programme such as “Google Analytics” and “Statcounter” generates a cookie to tell us whether you have visited the website before. That cookie enables us to track how many users visit the website, how often and what content is useful. It will also tell us which country you are in and what web browser you are using. Cookies are only used for statistical information - they do not gather or store your personal details.
How do I turn cookies off?
All web browsers allow you to change your cookie settings and can be found in ‘options’ or ‘preferences’.
Useful link for Information on Cookies from Microsoft http://www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.mspx

• Personal Data

We will process any Personal Data you provide to us for the following purposes:

(a) to provide you with the benefits of membership of ARCHTI, goods or services you have ordered;
(b) to contact you if required in connection with your membership application, renewal membership, insurance information, training courses, training providers, supplies, orders or to respond to any communications you might send to us;
(c) To contact you by email for the purpose of sending occasional Newsletters/Special Offers if you agreed to receive such emails from ARCHTI and you may opt out of this feature by unsubscribing.
(d) To contact you by email if you have provided us with your email address for any purpose in the administration, or otherwise, of your membership of ARCHTI.

4.4. Disclosure of Information to Third Parties

We will not disclose your Personal Data to third parties unless you have consented to this disclosure by way of requesting ARCHTI to provide your contact details and therapies being practised, goods or training courses being provided on our ARCHTI website. We will disclose your Personal Data if we believe in good faith that we are required to disclose it in order to comply with any applicable law, a summons, a search warrant, a court or regulatory order, or other statutory requirement or in the process of discovering any perceived breach of our Rules, Regulations, Ethics and Code of Conduct.  Details of your Personal Data will never be provided to Third Parties for the purposes of bulk advertising or postal mailings or electronic mailings.  However, you should always be aware that unauthorised “spambots” “spiders” “web crawlers” “phising “and such electronic means already developed do interfere with websites and gather information for illegal purposes outside of our control to use to contact you by “spam” or otherwise.  This illegal practice is not just confined to gathering your data by electronic means but is also done by actual humans who manually trawl website to further their own illegal activities and for these reasons we would always advise that you have a good Antivirus, Firewall and Computer Protection Programme installed on your computer.  ARCHTI will only contact you for the purposes of interaction between you as a Member, Student, School, College, Tutor, Training Provider, Supplier as is necessary for the maintenance of our mutual business.

4.5. Sale of Business

We reserve the right to transfer information (including your Personal Data) to a third party in the event of a sale, merger, liquidation, receivership or transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of our company provided that the third party agrees to adhere to the terms of the Website Privacy Policy and provided that the third party only uses your Personal Data for the purposes that you provided it to us. You will be notified in the event of any such transfer and you will be afforded an opportunity to opt-out.

4.6. Security

Your Personal Data is held on secure servers hosted by Blacknight Solutions. The nature of the Internet is such that we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us via the Internet . No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. However, we will take all reasonable steps (including appropriate technical and organisational measures) to protect your Personal Data.

4.7. Updating, Verifying and Deleting Personal Data

You may inform us of any changes in your Personal Data, and in accordance with our obligations under the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2002 we will update or delete your Personal Data accordingly. To find out what Personal Data we hold on you or to have your Personal Data updated, amended or removed from our database, please email your request to us at info@irishtherapists.ie   Any such data subject requests may be subject to the prescribed fee.

4.8. Changes to the Website Privacy Policy

Any changes to this Website Privacy Policy can be made as is necessary from time to time and in keeping with the Data Protections Acts or to comply with amended Acts on this website so you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any time we decide to use Personal Data in a manner significantly different from that stated in this Website Privacy Policy, or otherwise disclosed to you at the time it was collected, we will notify you by email, and you will have a choice as to whether or not we use your information in the new manner

Note: We are in the process of updating our privacy terms for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)


5. Changes to these Terms & Conditions, and amendments to the Content

5.1 ARCHTI reserves the right, at its discretion, to make changes to any part of the Site.

5.2 Due to its policy of updating and improving the Site, ARCHTI may wish to change these Terms & Conditions from time to time and you agree to be bound by the Terms & Conditions which apply at the time of your use of the Site.

6.  Fees and Refunds.

6.1   Where a processing/application fee is charged, this is non-refundable or will only be refunded at the discretion of ARCHTI or if the applicant changes his/her mind and does not wish to proceed within 14 days of receipt of application.  This fee helps defray the cost of meetings, stationery, postage, telephone, travel, time, hire of rooms or other such expenses as may be involved in evaluating the qualifications and/or other evidence provided by the applicant to ARCHTI requesting acceptance of such qualification/s as is necessary to discover if said qualification/s meets the requirements of ARCHTI membership and registration.

6.2   Annual membership becomes due for review on the anniversary of the month in which a member first joined.  Renewal membership will be granted and the offer to renew will be advised to the member.

6.3    Failure to renew within 30 days of renewal notice being sent from ARCHTI or failure to contact ARCHTI with a reason for not being able to renew within that time will be taken that the intention of the member is that he/she does not wish to continue membership.  In such circumstances, ARCHTI is not obliged to continue to send reminder notices.

6.4    Should the ARCHTI member not renew membership, and that insurance cover is contingent on fully paid up membership, then ARCHTI will not be held responsible if said insurance lapses or is cancelled or declared void by the Insurance Provider.

6.5    If a member wishes to resign within the 12 month period of membership which has been fully paid; 1 month’s notice should be given to ARCHTI and a refund of the balance of remaining months will be refunded.

6.6    If an applicant or paid up member decides not to continue with their membership process but does not communicate this to ARCHTI; fees paid will remain “on our books” until such time as a refund is requested or the applicant decides the time is right for him/her to continue to process of completing membership.  The original fees paid at time of application may have changed, and if so, ARCHTI reserves the right to request additional payment due or will refund to the applicant any deductions in place at that time, whichever is appropriate.

7  . Governing Law and Jurisdiction

7.1 These Terms & Conditions shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, Irish law and you and ARCHTI irrevocably agree that the courts of Ireland shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of, under, or in connection with the same or the legal relationship established by them.

8. General

8.1 If any provision of these terms is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of that provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms & Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect.

8.2 Failure by either party to exercise any right or remedy under these terms does not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy. Headings in these terms are for convenience only and will have no legal meaning or effect.